Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 1/2
Pretty good book, but it lacked something to make it great.
Trying to put his past behind him, Kaden moves to New York City where he creates a new life for himself. And that isn't easy, considering the fact that he's a six-hundred-year-old vampire who hasn't fed on a human in more than a century. Unfortunately, the past isn't something you can always escape from. When old enemies resurface, they come with a message. His master wants him back and refusing isn't an option. Confronted with losing both his freedom, as well as the human that has captivated him, Kaden struggles to hold onto his humanity while controlling his darker side. He knows the showdown is inevitable. He must find a way to stand his ground.
This review will contain some spoilers from the previous novel "Dead and Gone" and maybe minor spoilers for this novel, "Dead in the Family".
I know I'm a year behind on this read, but I wanted to wait until it came out in paperback and I could read both this novel and "Dead Reckoning" in the same month.
Dead in the Family is the tenth instalment in the Sookie Stackhouse(a.k.a True blood) series by the very talented Charlaine Harris. I started this series a while back, before the tv series was out and I really got hooked fast.
This time around Sookie is still coping with the loss of her fairy cousin and friend, Claudine. If that's not bad enough, at the end of the previous novel, "Dead and Gone", Sookie endured extreme physical and mental torture. Now, she's trying to heal her wounds and move on, but it's as easy as she hopes. Supernatural politics and Erics maker is around to cause Sookie stress. There's never a dull moment in her life.
Although I enjoyed this book, it wasn't my favorite. I liked how we got to see Sookie recover, and see how everyone is dealing with the crises, i found the plot lacked something. Maybe, I just like a lot of action and although this story has some, maybe it wasn't enough to make me think "wow". I do plan on reading the next one, because the author is brewing up a mighty storm!
There was much to love in this novel though. Eric and Sookie time is always a favorite. Claude is a more prominent character in this novel and I found I actually really liked him. I want more Claude, anyone with me on that? the werewolves were fun to visit, I always did love Alcide. Hunter(Sookie's younger, also telepathic cousin) was a fun addition. I wanted to see more of him and I got it!
Over all, this was a fun read. I recommend it for Sookie lovers and I have hopes that the next novel will bring the heat!
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